Tournament officials have announced a multi-year extension that will bring the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO back to the black course at Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, and its traditional February dates from 2022, February 14-20. The oldest PGA Tour Champions event to be played in the same metropolitan area, the Chubb Classic in 2022 will celebrate its 35th anniversary as the flagship event of the PGA TOUR Champions Naples.
Outlyr (formerly Eiger Marketing Group), a global sports, event management and lifestyle marketing agency and owner and operator of the Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO, also announced the appointment of long-term executive Sandy Diamond. date of the PGA Tour, as vice president and executive director of the Chubb Classic. Diamond, longtime director of sales, marketing and sponsorship of the PGA Tour, who until recently was director of development for The First Tee of Metropolitan New York, will oversee all tournament management at the Chubb Classic, working with the PGA Tour champions.
âOutlyr is all about bringing in the best people in its class to manage our tournament portfolio, and Sandy Diamond does the job perfectly,â said Andy Bush, Partner at Outlyr. âI have worked alongside Sandy for several years, and having him on the team as we look to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Chubb Classic is the perfect time and opportunity.
âHaving this opportunity to join Outlyr and manage the Chubb Classic and its upcoming 35th anniversary is a perfect next step in my career,â Mr. Diamond said. “I look forward to working with my friends on the PGA Tour and fully anchoring myself in the Neapolitan community as we prepare for the 2022 edition of this great championship.”
Tiburon Golf Club, the only establishment to host a PGA
The Tour event, PGA Tour Champions and LPGA Tour in the same calendar year, features two 18-hole golf courses designed by Greg Norman, The Gold and The Black. The Black Course, which opened in 2001, has a very distinctive look with its pine-straw-fringed fairways, areas of crushed coquina waste and wavy greens nestled amid acres of pine trees and native foliage of Florida. The Black Course is designated as an Audubon Certified Cooperative Sanctuary by Audubon International to protect and enhance its natural environment.
The 2021 Chubb Classic was contested in April at the Black Course at Tiburon Golf Club, where Steve Stricker claimed his sixth PGA Tour Champions victory in one stroke over Robert Karlsson and Alex Cejka. Mr. Stricker captained the United States Ryder Cup team last week at Whistling Straits.
Tickets and volunteer registration will be announced at a later date. For more information on the Chubb Classic, visit www.ChubbClassic.com and social media @ChubbClassic on Twitter and @ChubbClassic on Instagram. ??